Medicated-Assisted Treatment (MAT) is the use of FDA-approved medications, in combination with counseling and behavioral therapies, to provide a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of substance use disorders. The combination of these two therapies focuses on helping an individual overcome their physical and psychological dependence on opioids or alcohol. As MAT based treatment is two-fold and focuses on counseling and support, many nonprofit associations, federal agencies, and patient groups offer support for providers of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) and their patients and families. Learn how you can connect with private organizations, agencies, and other groups that provide educational and other resources for Medication-Assisted Treatment professionals and support services for their patients.
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